Dr. Frank Nolan, MD

Dr. Frank Nolan founded Arthritis Consultants of North County in 1978 and has been providing individualized, quality rheumatology care since that time. He received his medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at UCLA Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Dr. Nolan is one of the top-rated rheumatologists in Vista, CA with expertise in treating rheumatic conditions, including Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Tendinitis, Gout, and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). He has received numerous awards for his exceptional patient care, including Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Patients’ Choice Award, Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award, On-Time Doctor Award, and Top 10 Doctor – Metro Area.

Dr. Paul Brion, MD

Dr. Brion has practiced in San Diego County since 2002. Dr. Brion specializes in autoimmune and rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, psoriatic arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, scleroderma, dermatomyositis, gout, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis.

AARA Doctor Brion

Dr. Brion completed his undergraduate education at Rutgers University and medical school at Rutgers Medical School (formerly New Jersey Medical School). He completed his residency and fellowship at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA). He was on staff at UCLA as an assistant professor of medicine and head of UCLA Santa Monica Rheumatology before moving to San Diego to be closer to family.

Dr. Brion was awarded Top Doctor in San Diego 10 times. He has multiple published paper and co-authored several chapters in medical text books. He volunteers at the Vista Community Clinic and enjoys traveling, cycling, hiking, camping and spending time with his wife and three daughters.

Dr. Etleva Bejko, MD

Arthritis Consultants of North County

Arthritis Consultants of North County, A.P.C.’s mission is to provide personalized, high-quality rheumatologic care. We are a full-service rheumatology practice of dedicated, experienced physicians committed to educating our patients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere as we work with them to achieve and maintain their best physical state possible. Both Dr. Nolan and Dr. Brion are board certified in Rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Our services include comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis, in-office lab testing, infusion therapy (Remicade, Orencia, Actemra, Benlysta), osteoporosis treatment including Reclast and Prolia, and knee arthritis therapy with Synvisc, Hyalgan, Orthovisc & Cortisone. We also evaluate unexplained symptoms or lab tests such as elevated sedimentation rates, positive rheumatoid factor, or ANA. We offer a second opinion on a diagnosis or treatment. We believe in personalized care based on your health concerns.

With over 40 years of Rheumatology practice experience between Dr. Nolan and Dr. Brion, we are dedicated to the accurate diagnosis and thoughtful treatment of more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, SLE (Lupus), Sjogren’s Syndrome, Scleroderma, Vasculitis, Bursitis-Tendonitis, Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR), Temporal Arteritis, and Osteoporosis. While many muscle and joint complaints are minor and self-limited, some can be serious and have a high potential for disability and/or organ damage. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment are essential.

Arthritis Consultants of North County

3998 Vista Way, Suite E
Oceanside, CA 92056
Phone: 760-724-5800
Fax: 760-724-1617


Dr. Nolan is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Brion is Board Certified in Rheumatology.